"An Eye on the Street" -- lecture by Ben Grant on 6/12/2008 at 12:30 PM
A noontime forum, held at SPUR, 312 Sutter St. (at Grant), Fifth Floor,
from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. We are located close to the Powell St. BART station
and several Muni lines.
Feel free to bring a lunch.
SPUR Forums are open to the public, free for members and $5 for
The quality of San Francisco's public realm ? the backbone of a walkable,
transit-oriented, and democratic city ? is dragged down by mediocre
streets, especially in our beloved residential districts. What's keeping
us from "connecting the dots" to create a continuous network of
pedestrian-oriented streets? The building-street interface is the basic
building block of city form, and San Francisco's residential architecture
poses some unique challenges. In this follow up to the Urbanist's June
cover story, urban designer and CITY-SPACE co-founder Benjamin Grant
examines the San Francisco pattern in light of classic residential
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